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Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911-1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman

Belinda Copson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/65705
Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911-1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman

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Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911-1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1911 at Ampfield vicarage, Romsey, Hampshire, the elder son of the Revd Vere Awdry (1854-1928), clergyman, and his third wife, Lucy Louisa Bury (1878-1972), who was on the staff at Winchester high ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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